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Virtual Physical Therapy Benefits

You want to reduce your risk of developing COVID-19. You hope to leave your home as little as possible for now. You need physical therapy. If these statements all fit you, then you should consider using virtual physical therapy. 

This service also goes by the names telemedicine or virtual care. Virtual physical therapy typically involves a one-on-one live video session with a physical therapist. It can also include remote patient monitoring. Before you try virtual physical therapy, it’s important to understand the benefits that it can offer. 

Three benefits that virtual physical therapy offers you

There are an increasing number of medical studies being done on telemedicine. Many of these studies are reporting that virtual physical therapy can offer benefits for a range of issues. Three of the benefits that virtual physical therapy can offer are: 

  1. Decreased physical therapy costs — Medical costs can be a huge burden for people. This is especially true as they continue to rise higher. In fact, it’s estimated that the average medical cost per person was six times higher in 2018 than it was in 1970. Virtual physical therapy can help patients keep medical costs down. One study reports that patients who had virtual care after a stroke paid more than $650 less than those who used in-person physical therapy. 
  1. Increased physical therapy plan adherence — Physical therapists want patients to stick to or adhere to their therapy plan. However, research suggests that many in-person physical therapy patients don’t. One study shows that as few as 35% of in-person patients stick to their therapy plan. The same study also reveals that virtual care patients had an 80% adherence rate. 
  1. High patient satisfaction — Most people aren’t satisfied with things that don’t work for them. You might be worried that you won’t be satisfied with virtual care. But studies are confirming that virtual physical therapy patients are usually highly satisfied. Researchers from one study report that patients have a 91.2% overall satisfaction rating for their virtual care. 

Want to learn more about virtual physical therapy benefits? Border Therapy Services can help

You don’t have to search far to find out what benefits virtual physical therapy can offer. Our team at Border Therapy Services can help you learn this and other telemedicine information. Border Therapy Services now offers virtual care services in addition to in-clinic visits so our team can continue to treat your aches and pains if you need to remain in your home. This online platform gives us the capability to have secure real-time video sessions with our patients. During these sessions, our team can assist you with issues like: 

Do you want to have a virtual physical therapy session with one of our physical therapists? Contact our team for more information about virtual care today or to schedule an initial appointment.